The earthquake was more powerful than the 1985 tremor which hit close to Mexico City and caused thousands of deaths. People move past a collapsed building in Juchitan, Oaxaca, on September 10, 2017. In Oaxaca State, at least 45 people were killed, including the 36 in here in Juchitán, a provincial city of 100,000. But this time, the megalopolis emerged largely unscathed, with minor structural damage and only two of its nearly nine million people reporting injuries, neither serious, officials said. The historic earthquake was said to have been the strongest in Mexico in a century. Those quakes each released about 30 times as much energy as the one in Mexico. Schools in at least 10 Mexican states and in Mexico City were closed on Friday as the president sought to determine the toll nationwide. “We are assessing the damage, which will probably take hours, if not days,” President Peña Nieto said in televised comments to the nation two hours after the quake. “The city,” he said, and then paused. “This felt as strong and as bad.”. By Daniel Hernandez • Oct 30, 2017. Injuries occurred in Juchitán after the collapse of buildings that had been damaged in the 8.1-magnitude earthquake on September 7, according to Civil Protection authorities. In Guatemala, the military was out Friday morning assessing the damage, found mainly in the western part of the country. In Ormoc City, three people died and around 100 were injured. ! Mexico earthquake: Photos of flattened town of Juchitan de Zaragoza in Oaxaca state. Mexico’s government issued a tsunami warning off the coast of Oaxaca and Chiapas after Thursday’s quake, but neither state appeared to have been adversely affected by waves. And several leaders in Latin America and elsewhere offered assistance to Mexico, including the presidents of Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Bolivia, Venezuela and Spain. “Don’t leave us alone.”. 3.0+ 4.0+ Showing quakes magnitude 0.1 or higher (13 quakes): Date and time: Mag Depth: Nearest volcano (distance) Location: Details: Map: Wed, 9 Dec 2020 (GMT) 2020-12-09 02:09:10 (Hora de México) (9 Dec 2020 08:09:10 GMT) 3.7. Juchitán (ho͞ochētän`) or Juchitán de Zaragoza (ho͞ochētän` thā särägō`sä), town (1990 pop. But … Gabriela's relationship to the people of Juchitán runs deep. Mexico is also facing the additional threat of Hurricane Katia, which is gathering strength in the Gulf of Mexico and expected to make landfall in Veracruz State early Saturday. In addition to immortalizing people and their trades, the objective of this project is to give another color to Juchitán after the September 7 earthquake. In the southern part of the country, however, at least 12 people died in Chiapas State and four died in neighboring Tabasco, including two children: one when a wall collapsed and the other after a respirator lost power in a hospital, officials said. By the time the earthquake’s tremors finally faded, at least 36 people in Juchitán de Zaragoza were dead. Our gardener, who has family in Juchitán, reported that the government is issuing affected families cards with funds that they can draw on. Though many Mexicans have grown accustomed to earthquakes, taking them as an immutable fact of life, Thursday’s left an impression on residents of the capital for both its force and duration. The quake was felt in places as far apart as Sorsogon in Luzon and Surigao del Norte in Mindanao. Four artists are collaborating with the government of Juchitán, Oaxaca, to paint 100 murals as part of efforts to beautify the earthquake-ravaged municipality. In Mexico City, the capital, which still bears the physical and psychological scars of a devastating earthquake in 1985 that killed as many as 10,000 people, alarms sounding over loudspeakers spurred residents to flee into the streets in their pajamas. Aftershocks continued through the day Friday, unnerving the city’s residents, many of whom spent much of the day out in the street rather than return to their homes, said Juan Antonio García, the director of the Juchitán news website Cortamortaja. President Enrique Peña Nieto flew to the region on Friday afternoon to assess the damage. Several of us saw its affects first-hand over the last couple days. Earthquake Engineering Research Institute | 499 14th Street, Suite 220 | Oakland, CA 94612 phone: 510-451-0905 | fax: 510-451-5411 | eeri@eeri.org Che Neya died in March 2013. Local officials appealed to state and federal governments for aid to help with the recovery. Juchitán de Z ar goz N E- M XICO Earthquake - Situation as of 09/09/2017 Dat So ur c es L eg nd C r is I nf omat "S Bu il d ngGra! all. On 7 September 2017, just before midnight, a magnitude 8.1 earthquake hit Mexico’s southern coast, the second strongest earthquake in the country’s history. The small, mostly indigenous town of Juchitán, in Mexico’s southern state of Oaxaca, was the hardest hit by a powerful 8.2-magnitude earthquake that rumbled through south and central Mexico on Sept. 7.Hundreds of residents in this town of nearly 75,000 in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec region, which connects Mexico to Central America, are sleeping outside their damaged homes, in fear of the hundreds of aftershocks.More than 2,000 homes were severely damaged and the historic building housing City Hall collapsed. A Mw 8.2 intraslab earthquake hit the whole Chiapas region and the southern part of the Oaxaca state in Mexico, on September 7, 2017 at 23h49 PM local time (nucleation depth 58 km). Mexico Earthquake, Strongest in a Century, Kills Dozens. Half … She estimated that 20 to 30 percent of the houses in the city were destroyed. After the 1985 disaster, construction codes were reviewed and stiffened. Shortly before midnight on 7 September, the 2017 Chiapas earthquake struck off the coast of Chiapas, registered at either 8.1. or 8.2. Cracks in the sand on a beach near La Crucecita taken two hours after the earthquake. Juchitán de Z ar goz S E- M XICO Earthquake - Situation as of 09/09/2017 R D at Sources Legend C ri sI nf om at "S Bu il d ngGra!(! Mexico’s churches took a major hit in the September earthquake. “Now we will do what us Mexicans do so well: Take the bitter taste of this night and move on,” he added. While this week’s quake struck nearly 450 miles from the capital, off the coast of Chiapas State, the one in 1985 was much closer to the capital, so the shaking proved much more deadly. (Photo by Meghan Dhaliwal for Direct Relief) In municipalities such as Juchitán de Zaragoza, catastrophic damage struck half of the Municipal Palace, nearly all of the main market, nearly every religious structure, at least 30 percent of residential structures, and 90 percent of the city’s largest hospital. ! Nobody knew if he was still alive. Families whose homes are salvageable receive $20,000 MXN (± $1,000 USD). “It’s as if it had been bombed.”. JUCHITÁN DE ZARAGOZA, Mexico — Thousands of homes in this city were severely damaged. The quake occurred near the Middle America Trench, a zone in the eastern Pacific where one slab of the earth’s crust, called the Cocos Plate, is sliding under another, the North American, in a process called subduction. A deadly magnitude-8.2 earthquake struck the southern coast of Mexico on 7 September, killing dozens of people and injuring at least 200. Subduction zones ring the Pacific Ocean and are also found in other regions. By Paulina Villegas, Elisabeth Malkin and Kirk Semple. Mexico is situated near the colliding boundaries of several sections of the earth’s crust. Residents of Mexico City gathered outdoors after an earthquake struck off the Pacific Coast, about 450 miles away, late Thursday. “It is a nightmare we weren’t prepared for,” said a member of the City Council, Pamela Teran, in an interview with a local radio station. Juchitán devastated by 8 2 magnitude quake in Mexico - YouTube The hospital’s primary storage facility collapsed in the first earthquake, taking a month’s worth of medications with it. The movement is very slow — about three inches a year — and over time stress builds because of friction between the slabs. ! By Paulina Villegas, Elisabeth Malkin and Kirk Semple Sept. 8, 2017 JUCHITÁN DE ZARAGOZA, Mexico — Thousands of homes in this city were severely damaged. A laguna is to the left in the photo and the ocean to the right. This releases vast amounts of energy and, if the slip occurs under the ocean, can move a lot of water suddenly, causing a tsunami. Unusual Mexico earthquake may have relieved stress in seismic gap. By early afternoon, the efforts had mostly turned from rescues to a cleanup operation, though the municipal secretary, Mr. Cruz, said that workers were still trying to claw through the mounds of debris left by the collapse of the city hall to reach one last victim, a police officer. The magnitude-9 earthquake off Japan in 2011, which led to the Fukushima nuclear disaster, and the magnitude-9.1 quake in Indonesia in 2004, which spawned tsunamis that killed a quarter of a million people around the Indian Ocean, are recent examples. Over all, the earthquake — the most powerful to hit the country in a century — killed at least 61 people in Mexico, all of them in the southern part of the country that was closer to the quake’s epicenter off the Pacific Coast. “You can count on us,” President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia said on Twitter. Patients in a clinic in Puebla, Mexico, were taken outside after the quake. So the first earthquake, with has received much less attention, was the monster. ! In Kananga, a commercial building collapsed, one person died, and 20 were injured. When I heard the news the next day, I sent a text message to my friend Victoria, who is from Juchitán, Oaxaca, one of the hardest-hit areas. Reports of damage elsewhere in the region continued to emerge throughout the afternoon. Residents in Juchitán spent the morning using backhoes and their bare hands to dig through the wreckage of collapsed buildings and pull the injured, and the dead, from the rubble. With the hospital — the region’s main medical center — destroyed, officials converted a grade school into a makeshift clinic and moved the hospital’s patients and the hundreds of injured survivors there. Pedro Pardo/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images. Juchitán de Zaragoza, being on the Oaxacan coast, was one of the most damaged cities from the earthquake. I was asleep in my hammock at the beach when last Thursday night's earthquake struck in Southern Mexico, so although the shaking was felt in Yucatán, I missed it. Throughout the day Mexicans lined up at emergency collection centers around the country to donate food, water and other supplies for delivery to the earthquake victims. 53,666), Oaxaca state, S Mexico.Located on the Juchitán River in a vast expanse of flat, fertile plain only slightly above sea level, the old town rivals Tehuantepec Tehuantepec, officially Santo Domingo Tehuantepec, town (1990 pop. On the 7th of September 2017 just before midnight, local time, a magnitude 8.2 quake struck off the Mexico’s southern Pacific coast, 165km west of the state of Chiapas. “It’s a truly critical situation,” Óscar Cruz López, the city’s municipal secretary, said Friday. The quake on Thursday was more powerful than the one in 1985 that flattened or seriously damaged thousands of buildings in Mexico City. In Union Hidalgo, just to the east of Juchitán, the mayor reported that about 500 houses had been destroyed. Today, Mexico’s construction laws are considered as strict as those in the United States or Japan. “A total disaster,” the mayor, Gloria Sánchez López, declared in a telephone interview in which she appealed for help. “The scariest part of it all is that if you are an adult, and you’ve lived in this city your adult life, you remember 1985 very vividly,” said Alberto Briseño, a 58-year-old bar manager. 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